I gave my daughter a choice for today–
“Should we go to the zoo, the park, or go pick strawberries?”
“Pick strawberries AND then go to the park.”
Oh, geez. I hope I have enough energy for that. The weather is going to unbelievably beautiful today and it may be our last big outing before I curl up and die in front of my A/C window unit.
I highly encourage you to head over to www.pickyourown.org and find a farm in your area that allows you to pick your own produce. (They even list farms outside the U.S.–scroll down to find your state or country.)
I love picking our own fruit and veggies–not always the cheapest option, but definitely the most fun. I love that it allows my kids to see that food doesn’t just come from the store and that they can connect with nature.
My mouth is already watering for the wild raspberries that grow behind the school where my husband works…the picture above was from last year’s first crop. This year’s should be ready in about a month (and so should my little growing baby!)